22 Apr '13, 2pm

Why we added #Bitcoin to the #OANDA Currency Converter:

Why we added #Bitcoin to the #OANDA Currency Converter:

T he world is abuzz over Bitcoin. The virtual currency has become a global phenomenon reaching an all-time high of more than $250 USD in early April. That record was short-lived however, as a near-panic sell-off halved its value within days of reaching the milestone. We recently added Bitcoin to the OANDA Currency Converter . We admire it as an interesting experiment in financial innovation and, because we're financial innovators too, we share the excitement such disruptive technologies can bring to mature industries and markets. Also, with more than 190 currencies and precious metals already available for conversion on our popular widget, including Bitcoin appealed to our sense of great customer service. Now, anyone who wants to calculate the conversion of currencies (or gold and silver) into Bitcoin can use OANDA’s popular converter as their tool of choice. Despite the i...

Full article: http://www.oanda.com/corp/forex-lab-notes/2013/apr/22/why...

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